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As-salaam ‘alaykum, this is my first blog post of the year 2015.

Since my last post, a lot and I mean a loooot has happened in my life… My beloved mummy returned to her Lord on the 28th November 2014. It still doesn’t feel real and it hasn’t sunk in yet. It feels as though she will walk through the front door and return home, healed…
What I can say is Alhamdulillah, for the peaceful way in which she left the world. If anyone is reading this, please read a Fatiha and make Dua for my mother, please.

I’m also on my way to the first day of the new term at Ibn Jabal. Feeling very nervous actually, I feel soo incompetent, although that is the wrong attitude to have. Mummy was so proud of me for wanting to learn Arabic, and Insha Allah I would like to make her proud.

Yesterday was the exam for the last term, which I know I epically flopped, but Alhamdulillah, was an experience and better to do it than to chicken out… Although much of the texts, I was looking at for the first time and couldn’t understand a lot of them. Khayr, Allāh only puts us through things which are beneficial for us, so whatever the result I shall be content Insha Allah. I just don’t want to let down my teachers who are so amazing, Masha Allah.
Yesterday I went to Shah Jahan Masjid in Woking to Latifiyya held by Shaykh Nuh. I remember I attended last year too. However, this time I was actually able to see the Shaykh, Alhamdulillah! Masha Allah 🙂 I feel so grateful to be blessed enough to attend a gathering of such wonderful people of Allāh.

I will leave the blog here, Insha Allah. Hope to write something again soon.
Salaams 🙂

This is an actual blog.. Shocking, I know!

As-salaam ‘alaykum non-existent readers of this blog! I begin every blog with an apology and an intention to blog more often and this is no different! The last time I blogged was at the beginning of Ramadan. Hmm, let’s rewind back to briefly review what has happened since July!

Alhamdulillah, during Ramadan, I graduated from St George’s, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science! Graduation was really fun, but also quite tiring and the whole photography process was very annoying. Ah well, Alhamdulillah it was a special time, mostly for my parents who I’m sure felt proud of me that day 🙂

Ramadan was blessed Alhamdulillah, I did make some changes in my life and Insha Allah I try to carry on implementing those daily. Have a long way to go, I really need to work on fitting everything I want to do in my daily schedule!

After Ramadan, I visited Pakistan in August with my family for a couple of weeks. It was great to see relatives who I haven’t seen in over a year, Alhamdulillah. Personally, It was quite a memorable and insightful time for me.

Riiighht and then came September where I didn’t really do much other than the usual cooking and cleaning and helping around the house and being the best house-daughter I could be, haha! Can’t remember anything significant from September to really blog about.

So now we have reached October. This month I began my Arabic studies with the Ibn Jabal Gap Year programme. Its a really intense course which aims to go over a four year Arabic degree in the space of 9 months. Basically, its pretty tough and I’d appreciate your Duas if anyone is even reading this. I really hope you can keep me and especially my family in your blessed Duas. Life is pretty tough at the moment but I just know Allāh  ﷻ will help us get through.

Take care 🙂


Hi there! As you can probably tell from the title, this post is about uni! You may or may not know, but I started university on the 26th September, and moved into halls. This is my personal experience of Freshers’ Week and the whole moving away from home process.

Moving into halls was an incredibly scary experience for me. Prior to moving in, I was extremely scared and worried about how it would be, but most importantly how much I would miss home.. even though it IS only an hour away… it was very difficult. I went home on Tuesday evening and came back on Thursday, and then went home on Friday and came back on Sunday… so technically I didn’t ‘really’ move out but still, it’s a big step for me.

The next couple of weeks when actual lessons start would make it difficult for me to visit home so often… so I will let you know of how homesick I get in the coming weeks.. Hopefully I will get used to it because I’m finding it pretty difficult! Thankfully though, I’ve moved in and settled in pretty well… My flatmates are all really nice so that helps a great deal. XD

Soooooo, freshman orientation, most widely known as FRESHERS’ WEEK was last week and will continue throughout this week. I’ve heard countless times that freshers’ week is supposedly the best week of your life. In my opinion, if that’s the case, then you’ve had a pretty sad life. YES, it’s incredibly fun!! But it’s not the best week I’ve ever had. XD Most everything does, unfortunately, run around discos, partying, clubbing and all that other stuff Muslims aren’t supposed to be involved in, which really sucks but it meant that I could actually find friends who were like myself and didn’t go either!

During the day there’d be a few introductory lectures and then everyone would go back to halls or commute home. From around 8pm to early morning is when the partying etc would start. Basically there’s nothing left for me to do and I’ve just had an hour in the dissection room which was pretty scary! Sooo yeah, I’m gonna continue being bored and wait for tomorrow’s lectures to start. ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz……. Hopefully, my next post will be when lectures start and I’ll actually have something awesome to write. ^^ Ooh, and I go home tomorrow! I miss my family ever so much. :’(